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Featured ESL Professional: Carmelita Ballesteros
Featured ESL Professional: Stephen Krashen
Featured ESL Professional: John Fanselow
Featured ESL Professional: Michael Krauss
Featured ESL Professional: Steve Walters
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September 2002

One: Do-it-Yourself Teacher Training
Gabriel Skop, an experienced ESL teacher who was originally trained at the School for International Training, offers sage advice for utilizing interactions with colleagues and students to help us continually improve our teaching.
Two: Meet Carmelita Ballesteros
Dr. Carmelita Ballesteros is Assistant Professor in the College of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Da-Yeh University in Changua, Taiwan. She has taught ESL/EFL, written pronunciation textbooks, and trained teachers in the Philippines and Taiwan. She has a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Santo Tomas.
Three: Meet Stephen Krashen
His "natural approach" and incorporation of Chomsky's hypothetical language acquisition device (LAD) radically changed the ESL profession. The ESL MiniConference Online is pleased to share Stephen Krashen's comments from our recent interview.
Four: Meet John Fanselow
Professor John Fanselow is the president of International Pacific College, in Palmerston North, New Zealand. For much of his career, he has been closely associated with Teachers College, Columbia University, where he served as Chair of the TESOL department and developed TC's M.A. in TESOL program in Japan. Dr. Fanselow served as president of TESOL in 1981-82. ESL MiniConference Online is grateful for the time he devoted to the following interview.
Five: Meet Michael Krauss
Michael Krauss teaches ESL at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. In this recent interview with ESL MiniConference Online, he shares insights gleaned from two decades of teaching experience. Mr. Krauss's comments on classroom dynamics and professionalism are particularly interesting.
Six: Meet Steve Walters
Steve Walters is an academic director at the Norwich Institue for Language Education (NILE). He has done teacher training in more than 20 countries, and was instrumental in starting the RSA (now UCLES) Certificate in TEFL, as well as being its first Chief Examiner. Mr. Walters recently shared insights from his ELT career in this interview with the ESL MiniConference Online.

Other September articles

Getting Beyond the Party Line on Whole Language (Terry Pruett-Said, Detroit, MICHIGAN)

Taking Up the Gauntlet on Bilingual Education! (Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California)